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  • GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

    General Motors continues to pursue an ambitious self-driving car agenda. It recently acquired Cruise Automation to help speed up development of its own self-driving cars. Now it's purchased another company, Strobe Inc. Strobe develops lidar systems, an essential component for self-driving and autonomous-car technologies. Specifically, Strobe will join Cruise Automation as another asset in the automaker's self-driving car subsidiary. Lidar works by using light to create high-resolution images of the world around a car, which effectively allows a self-driving car to "see." The accuracy of lidar...

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    GM is testing a ride-sharing app for self-driving electric cars

    General Motors envisions a future in which self-driving cars aren't simply owned personally; they also pick up and drop off individuals. Along with its Cruise Automation subsidiary that it bought last year, the automaker has begun beta testing a ride-sharing app to hail self-driving Chevrolet Bolt...

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    GM's sale of Opel to France’s PSA Group is complete

    General Motors and French automaker PSA Group on Tuesday announced the completion of the sale of Opel. Its acquisition of Opel means PSA Group is second only to the Volkswagen Group for size among European automakers. Combined deliveries for PSA and Opel totaled 4.3 million vehicles in 2016, or...

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    CEO Mary Barra says GM will employ over-the-air updates before 2020

    Although some automakers—notably Tesla—have been utilizing over-the-air (OTA) updates for years in its vehicles, many others have shied away from the technology. But, as security increases and costs decrease, automakers are slowly adopting the technology. General Motors is on deck. GM...

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    GM sued over potentially cheating diesel emission tests, but not by feds

    The state of diesel-powered passenger vehicles has been precarious since Volkswagen's scandal broke nearly two years ago. Since then, other automakers have been accused of abusing auxiliary emission control devices. Now, the blame turns to General Motors. According to Reuters, GM has been served a...

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    GM to end sales in India, manufacturing in South Africa

    General Motors on Thursday made major announcements concerning its operations in India and South Africa. The automaker confirmed that it will cease sales in India by the end of 2017, though it will still continue to manufacture cars there for export. Stefan Jacoby, who heads GM’s unit for...

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    General Motors will immediately cease operations in the country of Venezuela after the U.S. automaker announced authorities there illegally seized its manufacturing plant and industrial hub. The hub, situated in Valencia, employs 2,678 workers. “Yesterday, GMV’s (General Motors Venezolana) plant was unexpectedly taken by the public authorities, preventing normal operations. In addition, other assets of the company, such as vehicles, have been illegally taken from its facilities,” the company said in a statement. GM went on to call the actions an "illegal judicial seizure of...

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    Following Opel sale, more downsizing in store for GM

    General Motors this month finally sold its struggling European unit Opel (along with Vauxhall, Opel’s brand for the United Kingdom) to France's PSA Group after racking up two decades of losses totaling close to $20 billion. However, it’s unlikely the automaker has finished its...

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    GM sells Opel to France’s PSA Group

    General Motors confirmed on Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell its struggling European division Opel to French auto giant PSA Group, the parent of French brands Citroën, DS and Peugeot. The deal, which is valued at 2.2 billion euros (approximately $2.33 billion), will see PSA...

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    GM in talks with PSA Group over sale of Opel

    General Motors has confirmed it’s in talks with PSA Group over a number of strategic issues, one of which is the sale of its European subsidiary Opel. PSA controls French brands Citroën, DS and Peugeot and is partially owned by the French government and state-owned Chinese automaker...

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    GM, Honda form joint venture for mass production of fuel cells

    General Motors and Honda on Tuesday announced plans to produce a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system together starting around 2020. The two automakers are making equal investments totaling $85 million in the joint venture, labeled Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, and will use the resulting...

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    Toyota Remains World’s Biggest Automaker With 10.15 Million Sales In 2015

    Toyota ended 2015 with 10.15 million sales, retaining its status as the world's biggest automaker for the fourth year in a row. The final tally was down slightly on the 10.23 million sales Toyota made in 2014, though it was enough to edge out top contenders Volkswagen and General Motors Company...

  • General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] today announced it is entering a long-term strategic alliance with Uber-rival Lyft to create an on-demand ride-sharing service that will rely on a fleet of autonomous cars. GM will supply the vehicles and autonomous technology while Lyft will provide its growing network of customers and various ride-sharing services. It certainly sounds like science fiction at this point but GM is serious about the venture, so much so that it is investing as much as $500 million in Lyft. As part of the deal, GM will also hold a seat on Lyft’s board of directors. ALSO...

  • General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss
    GM Outlines Areas Of Focus For The Future

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] will make emerging personal mobility technology an integral part of its future strategy. CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss delivered the outline of the company's plan to...

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    General Motors Will Pay $900M Criminal Fine Over Bad Ignition Switches

    The Detroit News is reporting that General Motors Company will pay a $900 million criminal fine over the defective ignition switches that led to 124 deaths and 275 injuries. The fine reflects that the company continued to use the switches for more than a decade, even though it knew about their...

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    Marchionne Wants To Bring FCA And GM Together, GM Says No

    The large automotive entity known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has been in the news as of late, and it's not because of Hellcat goodness. Okay, there's actually still a bit of Hellcat-related news out there thanks to the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This isn't the main reason...

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    GM Opens Active Safety Testing Area At Milford Proving Grounds

    When when think about the General Motors Company's [NYSE:GM] Milford Proving Grounds, we tend to imagine barely sub-sonic laps of the "Lutz Ring," or other kinds of high-performance testing. But of course, plenty of other activity takes place at the historic facility. ALSO SEE: Updated A3 Expected...

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    GM Celebrates 500-Million Vehicle Milestone: Video

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] is celebrating the manufacture of the 500 millionth vehicle to wear one of its brands, by thanking its customers past and present via small gifts such as free auto show tickets and exclusive owner events right up to whole cars. Of course, the vast majority of those...

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    Toyota has announced it sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, a 2.5 percent gain on the 9.98 million it sold the previous year and the first 10-million-plus annual sales figure for the Japanese giant. Importantly, Toyota’s tally, which includes sales from the Scion, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino brands, makes it the world’s biggest automaker in 2014, though the Volkswagen Group is catching up fast. WATCH: Chevy Corvette Z06 Versus Dodge Viper TA: America Wins Sales of the German giant’s various brands totaled 10.14 million vehicles in 2014, which was up 4.2 percent on the 9.73...

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    GM aims to have just 4 platforms by 2025

    General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] currently uses 26 platforms for its variety of vehicles sold all over the globe, but under the leadership of new CEO Mary Barra the American auto giant could see the number of core platforms reduced to just four by 2025. We say core platforms as specialty vehicles...

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    India Fines Carmakers For Violating Anti-Trust Laws

    Following a crackdown by the Chinese government on carmakers allegedly violating anti-monopoly laws, India is slapping companies with fines too. Just like in China, Indian regulators say carmakers are fixing prices on spare parts, Bloomberg reports, and recently fined 14 companies a combined 25.4...

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    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Order Guide Leaked

    The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will enter its second model year with some minor changes, according to a leaked order guide. The guide--via Autoblog--shows that the 2015 Corvette Stingray's biggest mechanical update will be the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission option, which...

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    GM Begins Work On New Performance And Racing Center

    General Motors announced that it has begun work on a new Performance and Racing Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The new facility will focus on race-engine design and development, and will also include an electric motor laboratory and gear center. The focus will be on engineering work for General...

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    GM Sales Rise 4 Percent In 2013 To 9.7 Million Vehicles

    General Motors has confirmed it sold 9,714,652 vehicles in 2013, a rise of 4 percent on the 9.29 million it sold the previous year. That puts it about equal with the Volkswagen Group, although the German auto giant hasn’t revealed an exact figure for its own sales, stating only that it sold...

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